Angela Gomes Selected to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's First-of-its-Kind Amicus Advisory Board

Press Release
October 29, 2020

Boston, MA - Sullivan is pleased to announce that Angela Gomes has been selected to be a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Amicus Advisory Board, the first advisory board of its kind among business associations in the region.

The newly formed Board will identify and evaluate opportunities for the Chamber to submit or join amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs to appellate courts, guide the Chamber’s arguments, and manage the drafting and approval of briefs. The group will focus on cases for which decisions would have significant or far-reaching impact on the state’s economy, the business community, the conduct of commerce, and the Chamber’s key policy priorities. An amicus brief submission by this Advisory Board may not be in support of an individual company, but instead indicates the Chamber’s advocacy, policy positions, and broad effect on commerce and the business community. 

The Board's mission is to evaluate amicus opportunities (either self-generated or requests from litigants) to assess whether submitting an amicus brief in a particular case would have broad impact on the business community and commerce as well as be consistent with the Chamber’s mission; make a recommendation to the appropriate Chamber person or committee as to whether to submit a brief; identify a drafter; and supervise the drafting and approval of the final brief to make sure the arguments are sound and consistent with the Chamber’s mission and values.  

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